Are you, like me, a fashion victim under budget constraints? Are you wondering when you’ll be able to show your true fashion potential with this ongoing broke-life? Are you losing interest because this is now redundant and like a teleshopping ad? Well, look no further. I have for you, 5 hacks to look like a High Street Fashionista. Of course, this, with your cheapass shopping habits.
I have absolutely no shame in admitting that while I love buying the premium & luxury every once in a while, my life is all about buying cheap & passing it for the super classy. I mean, if you’ve been following my blog along for a while, you definitely know this. There’s nothing I love more than a great deal.
Oh, that reminds that I have this great additional 15% off deal with my partner site Shein using code: ‘9Aditi’. So, if you love this outfit as an epitome of ‘High Street Fashionista on budget’, you gotta visit them, like, now.
High Street Fashionista on a budget:
1. Invest in a Tailored Fit
Ever noticed how the old-money/ rich representation in all of our culture is crazy about tailors and ateliers? Well, that’s simply because there’s absolutely nothing sexier than an outfit customized to make your body look like the magnificent beast it is. Okay maybe I exaggerate but you get what I mean. So, either get a tailor and always have some pieces in your wardrobe tailored to perfection or buy something only when it promises that tailored fit.
2. Black is the new black. FOREVER.
Usually, I emphasize a lot on the quality of the fabric. However, if there’s one color that will even surpass that is black. So, when in doubt or even without it, black is your best friend. That being said, once you get comfortable with creating your own niche as the high street fashionista on a budget, you can experiment with lighter colors, too. Just limit your outfit to three colors!
3. Always have one on-trend piece in your outfit
Whether you decide to buy something from an outlet store or go all out and treat yourself to a luxe purchase, always have at least one on-trend piece in your outfit. Bags and shoes last the longest, so it’s a good idea to invest in them. Make sure to refer to your local Insta-influencer (like moi) to keep yourself updated!
4. Faux is your true friend
Not only the ‘real’ is expensive, but it’s also usually unethically sourced. So, befriend the ‘faux’. Even the Tweed coat I’m wearing in this shoot is a faux piece and it looks nothing short of a dream. You can try the same with leather, suede, & even wool. you fabric should ‘look’ expensive is all.
The Tweed Coat that I’m wearing in this post is from my partner site Shein. It’s your perfect companion for the incoming spring winds. You can buy it here. (Shopping in India? Buy here). Just to remind you, Shein ships fashion worldwide and you can use code ‘9Aditi’ for an additional 15% off!!
5. Stay away from distressed pieces
I can’t emphasize this enough. Especially coming from years of experience as a teenager when I just refused to understand the simple principles of distressed pieces. Of course, you can wear them in a casual set-up, etc. I’m not asking you to rage against them or anything. They’re just not the best fit for a high street fashionista.
So, that sums up my style hacks’ list for the high street fashionista on a budget you are. If there’s something you want to add or something that intrigues you, feel free to leave it in the comment below.
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